Spring in Japan (March to May), with its perfect weather and blooms, offers an unforgettable experience for travellers. As the country shakes off the winter chill, Japanese streets burst into bloom. If you're planning to visit Japan during the season and get down to doing some weather-friendly springtime activities – including cherry blossom viewing, of course! – here’s your guide on creating a stylish and comfortable spring wardrobe for your trip.

Hello Sneakers, Sayonara Sore Feet!

japan spring fashion footwear

Wearing sneakers for comfort (Photo from: pexels.com)

Will you be strolling through the bustling streets of Shibuya or enjoying the serene cherry blossoms of Kyoto's Maruyama Park? Spring in Japan calls for footwear that’s both stylish and comfortable, and sneakers are your perfect partner for these adventures. Not only will they keep your feet happy on long walks, but they also keep your looks effortlessly chic whether you’re pairing with jeans or midi-skirts.

Consider getting a pair from a local favourite brand, ASICS, which combines the style and durability needed to conquer those long strolls.

Layers Are Your Secret Weapon

japan spring fashion layering

Wearing a cardigan for extra warmth. (Photo from: pexels.com)

Japanese springtime can get chilly, with temperatures ranging from 2° to 12° in northern parts of Japan, such as Sapporo. That's where layers come into play. Make sure to pack a mix of long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, and a lightweight jacket that can be easily worn when it’s cold and removed when the sun decides to cast its warmth. A light down jacket by Japanese brand UNIQLO is as practical as it is portable!

Scarf It Up

japan spring fashion scarves

Wear a scarf to elevate your look. (Photo from: pexels.com)

A scarf isn’t just a statement piece; it’s the multitasking ace of travel fashion. Whether you’re roaming the streets of Kyoto or exploring Tokyo, a scarf can come in handy. From bold tones to light pastels, a scarf will elevate your outfit. For a taste of local craftsmanship, seek a scarf from BEAMS, a brand that embodies the essence of Japanese quality and style.

Top Off Your Look

japan spring fashion hats

Hat for style and protection. (Photo from: pexels.com)

A hat isn't just for sun protection, it can be a statement-making fashion piece that adds a finishing touch to your overall look. Opt for a wide-brimmed hat or a cute bucket hat from MUJI to keep you cosy while exploring Japanese heritage sites on your trip.

Cherry Blossom Chic

japan spring fashion cherry blossom

Cherry blossom chic. (Photo from: pexels.com)

Japan’s sakura isn't just a pretty sight, it can also inspire your wardrobe. Think pastels — soft pinks, serene blues, and mint greens — that reflect the transient beauty of these famous blossoms. But don’t stop at colours, bring in floral patterns that echo the season.

With these versatile pieces packed in your luggage, Japan’s vibrant streets and a shower of cherry blooms await your stylish exploration. Make sure you have your camera ready to capture your spring fashion OOTDs!